Area of Emphasis in Finance

A W. P. Carey Custom Corporate MBA makes your organization more knowledgeable, prepared, and competitive. Through core courses and an area of emphasis in finance, your employees will gain a stronger foundation and your company will have a greater edge in a fast-paced 21st century economy.

Finance Courses

Advanced Corporate Finance

Covers advanced issues that a senior financial manager might face. A solid understanding of introductory corporate finance is required. Major topics include: business valuation, residual income based metrics for ongoing financial performance evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, real options, principal-agent problems and compensation approaches to alleviate those problems, and corporate finance in international markets.

Financial Statement Analysis

Explores utilizing valuation and strategy perspective for making business investment decisions. The primary focus is on equity (share) valuation, with some attention given to credit analysis and the valuation of debt. The methods of fundamental analysis will be examined in detail and applied in cases and projects involving listed companies.

International Financial Management

Introduces the basic tools and concepts of International Financial Management, providing a conceptual and analytical framework that outlines how international financial conditions influence managerial decisions in the corporate and capital markets arenas. Topics covered include the major characteristics and institutions of the exchange rate markets; how interactions between cross-border trade, capital flows, interest rates, inflation, monetary and fiscal policies, and economic growth impact investment and decision-making; and exchange rate regimes and currency crises.

Investment Funds/Portfolio Management

Provides an overview of the theory and practice of investment management in highly competitive capital markets, and presents the fundamental principles of risk and return, portfolio diversification, asset allocation, efficient markets, active portfolio management, and delegated portfolio performance evaluation. Integrated throughout the course is discussion of theory, empirical evidence, and applications, focusing on how each concept relates to the practice of portfolio management.